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Bor Keo District

March 17, 2010 District_Bor Keo

Bor Keo district

Borkeo district is located between the provincial capital, Ban Lung, and O Yadav district. It is home of mainly Tampuan people. Its productive soils and its accessibility from the main roads, has meant that Borkeo has been a target for gross exploitation with many negative impacts natural resources. The district is targeted by land grabbing, concession, illegal sales and has seen a significant reduction of forestland and shifting cultivation in favor of cashew nuts plantations. Conflicts have erupted between communities resisting land grabbing and exploiters from outside.

Bor Keo district programs:

Natural Resource Management (NRM):

98 people including 15 women were selected as natural resource management networks and were given trainings on natural resource management, land law, and IP rights. These are intended to enhance their skills and knowledge on advocacy and natural resources protection. On the other hand, the natural resource management, human rights and IP rights training were facilitated to 235 NRM networks. Consequently, these networks were able to disseminate information to 499, including 204 women, in five communes (3 in Borkeo, 2 in Andoung Meas). On the other hand, 43 people including 6 women from 15 villages in 6 communes, as well as 6 commune councilors, have been invited to join an NRM reflection workshop which is facilitated and supported by NRM networks and staff. The discussion mainly focused on the preservation of IP culture and tradition and sharing of experiences on land issues as well as the roles and responsibilities of networks. In relation to land issues, 121 people including 41 women were invited to join a district land forum to discuss land issues and boundary conflicts which occurred in their communities.

With the support of provincial networks, 3 studies and a complaint on land loss cases were conducted in 5 villages. To learn from other communities, 6 district network members attended an exposure trip to Kress village, Poy commune, Ochum district to learn from to learn its experiences on natural resources conservation and protection.

Additionally, 25 people from 19 villages in 6 communes were invited to join the Participatory Indigenous Community Appraisal (PICA) training. As result, community people in Andong Meas district are now actively participating in various non-violent activities to prevent land clearing and sale. 180 hectares of community land were spared from land clearing. Two villages likewise have resolved their boundary conflict peacefully.

Community Organizing Training Project (COT):

24 COT trainees including 5 women who have been selected by elders, commune council members and networks as COT trainees were trained and coached by COT trainers.  18 out of the 24 COT trainees including 3 women have conducted awareness-raising activities on land law, IP rights and natural resource management to 54 people included 13 women in the 3 villages of Teag Chak communes in finding the strategy to tackle the problem which have happened or is going to happen in the future. The COT trainees gained more self-confidence. They were able to raise the awareness on land law, IP rights, and sustainable resource management of 7 villages.

Indigenous Women Empowerment (IWE):

23 IWE network members have been trained and coached on basic facilitation skills, land law, conflict solution, advocacy, natural resource management, CEDAW concept and gender perspective. They actively disseminated information to 243 people, which includes 60 women, in 11 villages of Kok, Seung and Long Khung communes, Borkeo district.

With the support from elders, youths, and local authority officials, they were able to disseminate information on gender and land law to 291 people (86 men) in the 7 villages of Borkeo district.

Numbers of women in the communities are active in discussing their rights. They were also actively involved in the protection of their natural resources.  The cooperation and collaboration with local authorities and NGOs within the communities have produced mutual understanding and care for IP culture and traditions.